Role: Green Roof Researcher and Assistant Professor of Horticulture and Landscape Architecture, CSU Fort Collins
How are you connected to CSU Spur?
My department is highly involved with the work at CSU Spur due to the fact that we work on urban agricultural research and teaching. I have been involved with the design phase, too, because of my specialty in green roof research, and I will be doing research on the rooftops of both the Terra and Hydro buildings.
When did you get involved with Spur and why is it important to you?
2017. It is very important to my green roof research program, as the CSU Spur campus is going to be my primary location for research. I am involved in the national and international green roof research world, and I am eager to start this research and begin to publish the results!
What outcomes have you seen or do you expect from work at Spur?
I expect to have world-class green roof research at the Spur campus. I will do research on plant species selection, pollinator visitation, irrigation, vegetable production, stormwater management of green roofs, and — my specialty — rooftop agrivoltaics.
What would you like others to know about Spur?
This is going to be the location where Coloradans and visitors to our state can see how much valuable research and education CSU provides in the area of urban agriculture.